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Mademoiselle Chanel loved the colour white; from her iridescent pearls that she wore close to her face to add radiance, to the crisp tennis whites that were the influence for her sporty fashion, white is one of Chanel’s iconic shades. According to Mademoiselle Chanel, “a touch of white close to the face lights it up and embellishes it”.

Now the brand’s beauty range has captured the innate sense of “light” that comes from white with its whitening skincare and makeup range, Le Blanc.

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After nine years of work, Chanel Research has created what it calls a “true scientific revolution” with its ability to provide “a high precision correction of dark spots thus producing an incomparably clear and translucent skin” in Le Blanc.

According to Chanel Research, skin is stressed by “ultraviolet rays, harsh environmental conditions and internal imbalances” which lead to the “formation of dark spots by excessively stimulating the melanin production.”

To counteract this stress on the skin, Chanel Research created a new whitening active ingredient, the TXC molecule that regulates and normalises melanin production in the skin. The idea is to balance out the “perfect” amount of melanin in the skin to help create a clear complexion.

This TXC molecule is the first whitening “Quasi Drug” molecule that’s been registered by an international beauty brand in Japan, and according to Chanel, this “represents a major scientific breakthrough in the control of skin hyperpigmentation”.

Chanel’s Le Blanc formula also contains “pearl protein extract’ to work with the TXC molecule and the mineral ceramic pigments in the makeup to help stop skin looking “yellowish”. This dull tone comes from the “oxidation of cellular proteins” says Chanel Research.

The pearl protein extract has a Conchiolin molecule that acts in a similar way to a natural moisturising factor and assists your skin to look clearer, more radiant and to provide a smooth skin surface.


Chanel Le Blanc Targeted Whitening Spot Corrector TXC decor

Chanel LE BLANC IMMEDIATE BRIGHTENING OIL-GEL MAKEUP REMOVERChanel’s Le Blanc range covers just about every type of skincare formula you could need including the Immediate Brightening Oil-Gel Makeup Remover ($75) that dissolves your makeup and helps correct yellow and dull skin tone and the Le Blanc Fresh Brightening Foam Cleanser ($75) to cleanse and purify the skin and also help correct yellow and dull skin tone.

Chanel LE BLANC SOFT EXFOLIATING PRE-LOTIONThe Le Blanc Soft Exfoliating Pre-Lotion ($79) is a delicate yet effective product that combines glycolic acid and arginine to create a daily exfoliator to gently renew the skin; enriched with licorice root extract and the pearl protein extract, this lotion helps the skin become more receptive to the active brightening ingredients in the rest of the range.

Chanel’s Le Blanc range also contains a Targeted Whitening Spot Corrector TXC ($134) which has a high concentration of the special TXC molecule formula for more stubborn pigmented spots; its roll-on applicator is super gentle on the skin and easy to use.

Chanel LE BLANC TARGETED WHITENING SPOT CORRECTOROn top of these products, the Chanel Le Blanc range also covers moisturising with its Le Blanc Lightening Moisture Nanolotion, its Whitening Concentrate Continuous Action TXC, its Whitening Moisturising Cream and Fluids and, to stop the discolouration in the first place, the Chanel UV Essentiel Multi Protection Daily Care SPF 50/PA+++ sunscreen.






Chanel Le Blanc Light Revealing Whitening Makeup Base decor

Chanel LE BLANC LIGHT REVEALING WHITENING MAKEUP BASE SPF 35 PA+++ (Lys)When it comes to makeup, Chanel Beauty has a reputation for fabulous colours, innovative formulas and trend-starting designs. The Le Blanc makeup range combines all these things with the new whitening technology.

Addressing luminosity by using light reflecting pigments, the Le Blanc makeup range helps enhance the natural brightness of your complexion with its “mineral ceramic pigments”. These special pigments form an optical illusion by bending light via its combination of transparent and colour-coated ceramic particles.

As well as being able to “bend light”, the new ceramic pigments are hexagonal, allowing them to fit onto the curved surface of the skin; kind of like the way a mosaic is formed. The pigments are very soft, so the finish of your skin feels velvety smooth as well, and the mineral nature of these particles means the products are really long-lasting.

The Chanel Le Blanc Light Revealing Whitening Makeup Base SPF 35 / PA +++ ($81) is a fantastic under makeup product. Available in a variety of shades, this makeup base evens out your skin tone and adds a subtle luminosity that brightens up any dullness and cancels out any yellowness in your complexion.

The whitening active ingredients of licorice extract and the pearl protein extract minimise melanin production and corrects dull skin with moisturisation respectively.

Chanel’s Le Blanc Light Revealing Whitening Makeup Base comes in three shades (pictured below) ‒ Rosée to refresh greyish skin; Mimosa to unify uneven and “shadowy” complexions and Lys to add a “pearly” glow ‒ and is used under the Le Blanc Foundation.

Chanel Le Blanc Light Revealing Whitening Makeup Base colours

If more lightening is needed, the Chanel Le Blanc Light Mastering Whitening Concealer SPF 30 PA+++ ($51) can assist with stubborn areas like under the eyes. Light the makeup base, the concealer contains the same whitening active ingredients and the ceramic pigments.

Chanel LE BLANC PEARL LIGHT BRIGHTENING LOOSE POWDER SPF 10 PA+To add a finishing touch and even more brightness, the Chanel Le Blanc Pearl Light Brightening Loose Powder SPF 10 / PA + ($80) is the ultimate step in brightening your complexion. Containing the same mineral ceramic pigments in pearlescent white, this translucent powder is perfect for setting your makeup.

In addition to these fabulous products, you can also use the Le Blanc Light Mastering Whitening Compact Foundation or the Le Blanc Light Mastering Whitening Fluid Foundation, depending on your preference.

When you combine the Le Blanc skincare range with its makeup, you receive 24 hour whitening benefits; the long-lasting and continuous effect of the skincare is supported by the daily use of the Le Blanc makeup with its immediate brightening formulas.

With Chanel’s Le Blanc range of skincare and makeup you get the best of both worlds, brightening you up day and night. 

Chanel Le Blanc Skincare & Makeup is available at the Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques and all Chanel Beauty Counters.